Category Archives: Library Information Technology

Discover and Read e-Journals with expanded BrowZine app

The University Libraries is currently evaluating BrowZine, developed by Third Iron. This free app allows the Ball State community to access and read e-Journal content on Apple mobile devices, Android tablets and smartphones, and Kindle Fire HD tablets. The Libraries … Continue reading

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Improved Laptop Printing Service

The University Libraries rolled out an improved Laptop Printing service for students and faculty recently.  The Laptop Printing Service is a web based solution that allows students and faculty to send print jobs to 1 of 5 print release stations … Continue reading

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Improved MultiLink Available for the Start of School

The University Libraries are constantly looking for services and solutions that improve discovery and access to rich scholarly content for teaching and entrepreneurial learning.  The updated version of MultiLink serves as a good example as an excellent resource becomes even … Continue reading

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Providing Easy Access to Power for Personal Devices

Most students visiting Bracken Library bring a device that requires power including iPhones, tablets, laptops and MacBooks.   The University Libraries recently raised power outlets near study tables and in student use areas to provide easy access to power for students … Continue reading

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5 Windows Logo Key Shortcuts to Improve Productivity

The University Libraries’ Desktop Support Specialist Matt Davis shares his 5 favorite Windows Logo Key shortcuts. When used alone, the Windows key will open up the Start menu, but when combined with other keys, it does so much more. Below … Continue reading

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Be Aware of Suspicious Emails

University Libraries was alerted that some members of the Ball State community received an email message stating their library account was soon to expire.  The email said to reactivate the account by clicking on a web address included in the … Continue reading

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University Libraries Rolls out New Version of OneSearch for Students and Faculty

On August 6, the OneSearch discovery interface was upgraded to version 2.0. This edition of OneSearch includes: Topic Explorer feature that provides background information on 50,000 topics including information from local subject guides, Improved facets for better search refinement, Automated … Continue reading

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University Libraries Mobile Services now on myBallState app

With the newest versions of the myBallState mobile app, it’s now even easier for Ball State students, faculty, and staff to access resources and services from the University Libraries. myBallState allows students to quickly access schedules, grades, academic notifications, information … Continue reading

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Libraries to Discontinue Smartphone App

The University Libraries have decided to end our multi-platform mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices in November 2013. Increasing subscription costs, and the opportunity to become part of Ball State’s mobile app, currently in development, have influenced … Continue reading

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New: Read e-Journals on your iPad with BrowZine

The University Libraries is currently evaluating BrowZine, developed by Third Iron. This free app allows the Ball State community to access and read e-Journal content on iPads. (Versions for other tablets will be released in the future.) After installing the … Continue reading

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